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CNN – Young Minds, Bright Futures

19 Jan

“Building and programming a robot from scratch may sound like an impossible task to most primary school students, but one man is changing that mind-set for a generation of Ugandans.

By showing students as young as six how robots can solve real-world problems, Fundi Bots founder Solomon King Benge wants young people to develop a creative skill set they can apply to solve issues specific to their lives.

“We have a team in northern Uganda building an automated farming program,” explains 32 year-old King Benge. “The project includes an irrigation system for crops and also a temperature monitoring solution to make sure… cow feed doesn’t overheat and go bad. The students are also working on an automatic feed dispenser to feed pigs.”

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/19/tech/fundi-bots-robots-uganda/

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